Michael Smith, MDiv
Pastor of McGee Avenue Baptist Church Berkeley CA
The Cost of Food Insecurity with Vulnerable Families According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization
1) Closure of schools means the disruption or shutdown of school meal programs which are often the only source of regular meals available for vulnerable and at risk children. It will also affect children with a very limited home diet or that due to the emergency will be more vulnerable to the lack of nutritious food.
2) In cases where schools are still open or they remain open only to serve meals, there are risks that these can become focuses of infection, when they are not able to ensure compliance with social distancing and hygiene protocols.